Re: Concerned Mother
The Center for Disease Control has some really good information on HPV. I highly recommend you read what it says.
There are over 100 strains of HPV. More than 30 of them affect the genitals (male and female). Of those 30, there are 2 major types: low risk and high risk. There are 13 strains that can cause cancer, the remaining cause warts. There are 2 strains of high risk HPV that cause 70% of cervical cancer and there are 2 strains of low risk HPV that cause 80-90% of genital warts.
When I was diagnosed with high risk HPV, I had 2 appointments with my doctor just to talk about HPV. I took lists of questions in and left space to write answers. I had sooooo many questions. It really helped to just sit down and talk.
How is your daughter doing with her treatment(s)?